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Apistogramma Borelli Steel Blue Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma Borelli Steel Blue Dwarf Cichlid

Regular price $11.99 USD
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Apistogramma borellii, also known as the Borelli Dwarf Cichlid or Umbrella Cichlid, is a small and vibrant freshwater fish native to South America. The Blue variety of Apistogramma borellii is a selectively bred strain that showcases a stunning blue coloration.

Like other Apistogramma species, Apistogramma borellii Blue is known for its fascinating behaviors and intricate courtship rituals. They are typically peaceful fish, but males can become territorial during breeding and may display aggression towards other males or intruders.

In terms of care, Apistogramma borellii Blue requires a well-maintained aquarium with suitable hiding places such as caves, plants, or driftwood to create territories and provide security for the fish. They appreciate a soft and slightly acidic to neutral water conditions, with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5. The temperature should be maintained between 72-82°F (22-28°C).

Apistogramma borellii Blue is an omnivorous species, and their diet should include a variety of high-quality flakes, pellets, and small-sized live or frozen foods. Providing a balanced diet that includes occasional treats like live or frozen brine shrimp, bloodworms, or daphnia will help maintain their health and coloration.

Breeding Apistogramma borellii Blue can be an exciting endeavor for experienced aquarists. They are substrate spawners, and the female will lay her eggs in carefully selected locations, such as on flat rocks or the undersides of leaves. The males play an active role in courtship and brood care, protecting and fanning the eggs until they hatch. After hatching, the fry can be fed infusoria, baby brine shrimp, or powdered fry food until they grow large enough to accept regular-sized food.




To maintain the highest quality, all fish undergo a one-week quarantine upon arriving at our warehouse before being made available for sale. This practice helps ensure the health and well-being of the fish we offer to our customers.

Live aquatic life is exclusively shipped on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays.  If an order is placed between Wednesday and Sunday, it will be held until the following Monday, unless overnight shipping is selected. This schedule might change due to holidays or other unforeseen circumstances 

As with all live animal sales, there is a risk that they may arrive dead (DOA). If this is the case then a picture of the dead fish WITHIN THEIR ORIGINAL UN-OPEN BAG must be sent to us. 

If the fish die anytime after they are released into their tank, that responsibility falls on the owner and no refund can be provided. 

To qualify for the Live Arrival Guarantee, you must be present to receive the fish during the first delivery attempt. If you will not be home for delivery we suggest you arrange for the delivery service to hold your package at their facility for pickup, allowing the package to sit on your porch in extreme hot or cold weather is obviously not the best option for your new aquatic life. 


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